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of a strong-handed role in sort of picking winners and losers in determining who gets educated and how they get educated -- those forms of capitalism seem to be gaining the upper hand in the global debate. and i think we have to recognize that if we don't address the flaws in our own system like the flaws associated with inequality or the inability to create jobs or the free rein given to big investors at the expense of everybody else, we're going to lose our influence, the model's going to change, and we're going to be at a disadvantage. >> host: what's china doing right? >> guest: well, they're growing fast. that helps. by 2030, you know, china's second biggest economy in the world right now. we think of it as an exporting economy, but really their growth has been internal. by 2030, which is not that long away although it sounds far away, they'll be the world's largest consumer economy. they'll be the ones setting the trend in terms of what a car is like and what a washing machine is like can and what an ipad is like. but they're also building more cities than anybody else. they're g
education if i ever appeared in a group in public that there was an african-american. there is a lot of that. certainly were physical sexual or sexual abuse is going on. ending it is much tougher to talk about the emotional. as bad as my father's practices were you would not be right for government wear religious mandates are concerned where the behavior constitutes bodily health or safety to have a life-saving blood transfusion or impair major bodily functions the mail genital mutilation should be outlawed as it impairs pleasure or bodily function. christian science believes children should not be taken to the doctor has also been of the gate is successfully in some treatment has led to abuse and neglect conviction. important to treat them together is there a burden on the religious freedom? doesn't compel public interest to justify the imposition? 534 miners is not about genital mutilation is not irreversible in danger health or bodily function. if imposed by physical or sexual violence they should be legally punishable never it is in the same category as other requirements that parents im
colleagues tend to be older man, educated in a certain way that did not study such matters. most historians were not educated in matters of a heart or the hearth. therefore they ignore that. it is on cannon's crowds of kings. so by studying the first lady, for example, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in eight lost outside of philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he does go shopping. he went shopping for martha, his wife. mr. she was preggers. she had had a miscarriage. he mr., and he bought her some clothes. then he begged off from serving for the rest of the summer so that he could go home to monticello to be with his wife. every winter of the revolutionary war, right there in campus is george washington suffering through the freezing weather at valley forge was martha washington with her white on it right there in camp. so by studying the first ladies, we get new insights, i think, the presidents and other things. also, washington's closest adviser was alexander hamilton. and one of the chapters in the book talks about
-to-day basis. this library is a model of educating young people. it is really remarkable and a lot of that goes to the energy that drives them to be candid with john burns says. thank you so much for your work. [applause] >> thank you for keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she is a remarkable woman who has spent a lifetime serving this country. she continues to be active and playable here at the library. i couldn't come here and not mention her for at least a moment. governor, we have done a lot of things over the years. from the mayor to u.s. senator governor, i look to them as great people who have a willingness to serve their country. it is always a family engagement if you're out there. thank you both for serving the country. it really does make a difference. it's wonderful to be back here. [applause] >> i didn't know you'd be with us, but we are thrilled to have you here tonight. we have launched what we call an american legacy book tour. we are very fond of the library, as you know. we made a movie about ronald reagan and i would like to recognize tonight kevin and his wife. he was the
and cut those deals in part because of his lifelong political education. he began as a man in williamsburg, listened to patrick henry, he spoke as homer wrote and loved that partly because he couldn't do it. always a good sign of a politician and a leader when they recognize qualities in others they don't possess. that kind of humility, however relative that term is in talking about the species called politicians is a virtue. he learned how to master the ways and means of politics, because of that disaster of governorship he was faster to react in louisiana when the purchase became open and possibility that you will remember basically napoleon is going to sell this to us, one of the great real estate deals ever and jefferson immediately begins to think we are going to have to amend the constitution to do it because he was a strict constructionist. he had presidential powers, at the third week of august of 1803, the fourth of july, by the third week of august gets a letter from france saying napoleon is having second thoughts so jefferson said we have the power, no problem there and it is d
rate of crossover, spillover of exotic diseases, to what extent have you noticed efforts to educate the local human population on how to modify their lifestyle so it is better to avoid those crossovers? >> there are certainly efforts. in bangladesh they're trying to educate people not to drink raw date palm sap that could contain meepa virus. if you tool it you can kill the virus that people like to drink at fried, a seasonal treat. there are things like that. around the world. in southern china they crack down on the big west markets, at least above ground. they have gone underground, the black market. the big wet markets where all kinds of wildlife parcel live for food, there's a faction in southern china, they call it wild flavor, bogue for eating wild life not because people need the protein for subsistence but because they have some money and this is considered a robust food and one other thing on that in terms of education, local people, i mentioned the original spillover, the pandemic strain of hiv occurred in cameron, i went there to retrace the route that it took from south
to success, good education, nutritionally fit to learn, material ready to learn, and that's the lie or that's the incompleteness that we have to address. that when kids stand up in certain neighborhoods and kids stand up in more affluent neighborhoods and say those words, liberty and justice for all, when they pledge allegiance to the flag, the phrase, accomplish justice for all,shoo be a demand, compelling as separation, and should be a conscious conviction to make that reel real. but we're lacking a sense of urgency, and i don't think great movements in americas are led by elected officials. they responding to the leadership on the ground and that's what we should be doing. how can we have an entire presidential debate and it seems the word poverty was almost something we shouldn't talk about and we shouldn't address, and so i'm really hoping we can begin to change the dialogue, because i'm -- i'm a guy that actually liked to do a balance sheet analysis of our country, and this is why we have interesting partnerships. the manhattan institute, a think tank, is working with us in newark. it
for their transportation and education to someplace where they can live undisturbed as free people. it's interesting than this piece of information came out in the smithsonian magazine, a number of people said to me they've never heard of it. i said i never heard of it either until i stumbled across it in philadelphia. among a couple people have thoughts about this it hadn't occurred to me. when you hope your book is being made into a movie, who do you want to star in a quick people began to say, i wonder whom he could have freed. people thought of john and priscilla hemings. they said well, maybe he could have freed some of his farmers and then someone said joe was a blacksmith and ed was his coat and it turned out in the action jefferson's estate after the war, after his death, joseph is the only one free. jefferson left the rest of the family and slavery a very scattered to different masters. joseph worked for 10 years at a sports, trying to earn the money to buy back his wife and all of his children. one of his children escaped from slavery, but he managed to get most of them back except peter, whose
wants to get an education, that -- is because the whole state was in an insurrection from the governors, the state house itself down to the 11-year-old who was starring bricks in the street. it was total chaos, total mayhem . even the mississippi highway patrol had pulled away, so there was year insurrection. the -- it lasted two or three days, the violent part, and after that i was appointed to be a security officer for james meredith and went to school with him. he went to school. i stayed outside with a hand-picked patrol, three jeeps, 12 soldiers and we were there throughout the year. we transfer back and forth. almost one year until he graduated in august of 1963. i was 23 years old. i grew up in an all white neighborhood in south minneapolis. that was pretty much it. and so it was an eye-opening for me, but, again, we were trained, and i'm so proud of what the army did. when you write a book, and this is my first, the publisher has the say on what the title should be. i would call it mississippi morning because we will come up with 6:00 in the morning. tear gas said past, the sun
reform. this included the most ambitious education reform in decades. had the largest infrastructure investments since eisenhower. the largest research investment after. the largest low-cost tax cut since reagan went to more than 95% of the country and less than 10% country noticed it. but in my book i do try to get deep into the bowels of the white house and the backgrounds of capitol hill, but also to be a fly on the wall on the energy department weatherization division, actually known as the turkey farm. add to the local high-speed real meetings in the central valley where i saw obama called it replaced. i did spend some time in that way to think he's too fancy sillinger factory factory, to. but my novel approach was to try and figure out what he's doing. another spoiler alert here, but the most important thing you should know about obama's a mostly try to do what he said he would do. he came into office at this and usually well-defined theory and a straight up with that. to guard this. his kid and agenda in 2008 to attract a lot of attention in the media was obsessed with his rac
education and health adviser, she recommended me for the virginia state board of education. i was appointed to that, and worked with becky at that point because she was serving in the cabinet of george allen as well so we got to work with kate on state level issues as well. she's the author of a new book called "divider-in-chief: the fraud of hope and change." it's selling outside, and she'll sign copies, if you like, after she speaks. kate was born into a family of conservative leaders. she resides in win jr. chester with four extraordinary wonderful children, especially the youngest daughter, one of the most gracious young ladies i've ever seen. i want her for myself, but i get to visit with her every now and then. a wonderful activist for our cause. please join me in welcoming kate. [applause] >> thank you, all, so much. it's wonderful to be here. let's talk about courage. i have to point you to the two ladies here with me. what a joy it was to get to know becky when i worked in the allen administration during a real revolution. o great restoration, and virginia was going true a difficul
, lizzie was in any conventional sense much better educated having attended both elementary and 40 school, and having herself worked as a teacher for many years. there seemed nothing that this capable woman couldn't do from laying linoleum to explaining mathematics. following the birth of their fourth child, she even helped handle affairs at the mill while skinner was away at england and later she helped run of the mill's boarding house. like many rural housewives she was intimately involved in her husband's business. but what set her apart was the fact that she was the wife of a rich manufacturer. there is no economic reason for her to be absorbing these kinds of responsibilities. she simply took them on, utilizing her amazing genius for organization and develop and. more than a wife to skinner, lizzie was a partner. skinner's first wife had died young, leaving him a way to work with two very small girls but lizzie had raised the girls as their own and given birth to eight more as well. of these 10 children, seven were still living, and adding to skinner's sense of the -- sense of a cong
other southern evangelicals, migrated to california, set up mega-churches, educational institutions and eventually became differently involved in politics. beverly lahaye who is a particular interest of mine in this book, founded a group called concerned women for america which still claims to be the largest women's political organization in the united states. she based her organization on five spiritual principles, the bible, the family, patriotism, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of life and she began to litigate, arguing that religious parents should have more control for example over what their children were taught in school, arguing that the era, the equal rights amendment for women was a violation of the fundamental order of things, and winning many of these cases. >> host: did you interview her for your book? >> guest: i did not. she retired about, almost 15 years ago now and lives in california. >> host: somebody would have liked to have talked to? >> guest: i very much would like to talk to her and one of the things that's really important is that an organization lik
do, it is squarely driven by oup. oup oxford is about fundamental education. we often say that we don't exist to make money but we do have to make money to do the things that we exist to do. and that really doesn't form all of the work that we engage in. personally one aspect of what we do at oxford that i particularly enjoyed, and that is the kind of publishing that i think oxford does especially well and is specially important these days is to essentially take the work of scholars who often exist in fairly influenced environment speaking to members of their own discipline-based tribe and try to help them translate their work to a larger audience and that sometimes can be a real challenge. but it goes to the heart of what oxford should be doing which is not publishing works to very small groups of intellectuals, although that is a crucial part of what we do, but also trying to identify works that are broader input and trying to bring those works to people who are interested who did do not reside in the academy. so i think the subtitle of the session today is the publishing world toda
of education. for example, the bathroom walls almost every day are covered here and there with "white power" and white power symbols, with slogans such as "blacks are only good for being slaves," and "whites rule over blacks," as well as labeling the working water fountains "whites only," and the non-working fountains "blacks only." and it's extremely difficult to deal with. there is an intense amount of stereotyping as well as hatred floating in the minds and mouths of students and staff of the hanshaw--hanshew and service anchorage school district. i know by personal experience. 'i feel that this is absolutely horrible, that the wars that we as a minority, african-americans, puerto-ricans, etc. , fought many years back have to be refought over and over as the days go by. it's sad that people can't have their own opinions and approve and disapprove without discriminating others. it's a shame that there is only two times in life that we as people with skin and culture differences are seen as equals. those two important days are our first and last days of your--of your life. for example, whe
as enthusist, then became a collector, then became an educator through a website called rag lynn.com and through the book. the story how i discovered historical newspaper happened about five years ago. my wife and i took our first family vacation to georgia lee that, illinois, which is a koa koa city mississippi town. i found a rare book shelf and found a book full of newspaper. it was april 21st, 1865 "new york times" i was reading the about the lincoln's csh that triggered an intense passion for history i had never had. for the next five years it became a journey of meticulous of collecting of newspaper. i'm tucked away in the midwest. i don't have convenient ak is eases to a lot of the wonderful archives on the east coast. i don't have access a lot of the originals that are found in the library and institution across the country. i made a point to collect them. much like my other historical collectible. they are available for sale or purchase. if any has seen "american pickers" i would say it's like that. i would say i'm like that more along the license of historic documents a
education less affordable. so we as a university are very dependent and very concerned about the fiscal health of this country. >> amy gutmann, are you also in the classroom here at the university? >> i do enjoy teaching and i take every opportunity to meet with students to talk to students and to teach in my spare time. >> how long were you at princeton? >> i was at princeton 28 years from the time i got my ph.d. to the time i came to ten and i was the university faculty of princeton and the provost chief academic and financial officer at princeton said the provost works very closely with the president. >> what is the learning curve on being the president at the university? >> the learning curve is steep for anybody and it's also very exciting. estimate how many students at the university of pennsylvania? >> it has 10,000 undergraduates approximately and 10,000 graduate students. we have about 4500 faculty members where we have a great school of medicine as well as a great school of arts and sciences and ten other schools. we have 32,000 employees with the largest private employer and
enclave in the city and he had a private school education near brown university. he became a lawyer, he became a prosecutor. he was in a democratic irish city and then he ran for mayor in the 1970s. and he basically upset the democratic machine and became this italian-american republican mayor in the 70s. he saw him as a way both democratic and republican. he had a special way about him. he was the guy that was seen as going places. he was a champion of urban renewal. some problems ensued and gerald ford lost the election. he went on to become mayor. he had characters who were running around the city stealing manhole covers, selling trucks to private owners. and there was massive corruption. several people in the administration went to prison. he never rounded out his top aide. but he is part of a personal narrative went through a nasty divorce. he basically accused a businessman of sleeping with his wife. a bodyguard held him prisoner for several hours and tortured him with a lit cigarette. he was ultimately charged with assault. and not force his resignation in 1984. and that was the
may at a time could be greater design education in anything it done before or since. they specialize in downtown someone higher to make a downtown plan elected and if there with my family, preferably for a month. there's many reasons to pursue a city where you plan it. first it's more efficient in terms of travel and meetings, something that can become expensive. second to get to know a place to memorize every building, street and block. it gives you the chance to get familiar with locals over coffee, dinner some people's homes, drinks the neighborhood's pads and chance encounters on the street. these non-meeting meeting for most of the real intelligence could collect it. these are all great reasons, but the main reason to spend time in the city is the place for the citizen. shuttling between a hotel and meeting facilities and other citizens do. the tickets of school, drop by dry cleaners, step out for lunch, hit the gym or pick up groceries, get them some song and considered even sure after dampier. friends who take enough for a night on the main square. these are among the normal t
believed education princeton but neither ever felt a part of any type of the establishment. both men were affected with pessimism that it went back further to post world war i that more optimism in the lives but for chambers but his time at the war college then at the policy planning where he could make it work as he wished with the total support with the secretary of state the period of optimism were fleeting. both mint sounded the alarm to the roosevelt administration as early as 1939 through diplomatic reporting through moscow third 1944 / 1945 fell to an effective but then found themselves isolated and ostracized from going out on a limb but it came more quickly so self congratulations most atypically in the modern age was almost impossible. that is remarkable. one reason it is religious faith that was deeper for men as they age but to reside in this city of god that face is minimal expectations that could be accomplished with the capacity of the nit and gullible country of the united states to survive in a sinister world never deeply dedicated as a whose only acts of witness eliminat
website, go to our digital archive and search them. then on the education portion of our website, for instance, we have a whole website where they come to life. you can also come to research room, not all of them are yet on the tapes. some people still come to research room. specs of the word accessible does come to mind. >> yes, absolutely. and now can't you should really appreciate what this guy, anybody who has ever had to work with research material, above all, tape-recording of office conversations of any kind, maybe have some appreciation of what horrible drudgery it is to go through this. so on behalf of history, ted, thank you very much, for all you did. but i want you to explain something more about the system. particularly the way it was set up in the cabinet room, the oval office, at least, at least one telephone. describe it. there was a switch in the knee part of the resolute of the desk, and -- >> like com, i also want to ignore your question briefly to give my thanks to this great library for what it did to make the writing possible, and the library could not have
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